Robert G. McMurray '67, Ph.D., FACSM
Professor Emeritus, Department of Exercise and Sport Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Robert McMurray, the 2013 keynote speaker, is professor emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he served on the faculty for 33 years. Before retiring he was the Smith-Gunter Endowed Professor of Exercise and Sport Science and had appointments in the School of Allied Health and the Department of Nutrition.
McMurray has authored more than 180 scientific publications and books. He was part of a research team that obtained $30 million in grant funding. He has been recognized by the American College of Sports Medicine, the North Carolina Governor’s Council on Health and Fitness, and the Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine for his research on childhood obesity.
He received his B.S.E. in Physical Education from SUNY Cortland, his M.A. in Physical Education from Ball State University and his Ph.D. in Human Performance from Indiana University. He has participated in post-doctoral research experiences at the Institute of Environmental Stress, Santa Barbara, Calif., The Metabolic Ward at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, England, and the Pediatrics Clinical Research Center at the University of California Irvine Medical Center.